Comedian Jonny Harris on stage at Memorial Hall in Harrison Hot Springs on Jan. 12, 2019. (Chris Armstrong/Courtesy of CBC)

LETTER: Harrison comedy night an opportunity to be inclusive

Anne White believes Harrison needs to help marginalized residents enjoy nights like ‘Still Standing’

(Re: “Big hearts and even bigger feet,” AHO, Jan. 17, 2019.)

The comedy night at memorial hall by all accounts was a huge success.

What a lovely way to come together to celebrate the uniqueness of Harrison and the people who live here.

It was so well attended, people from near and far laughing and celebrating together.

As I reflected on what a community builder events such as this can be, I realize there are people in our community who miss out on these fun opportunities for various reasons.

They may be marginalized through mobility, age, resources or health; they also may not be aware of things around town or have the ability to stand in line for hours to get a seat.

I wonder if we could be more mindful of those around us who miss out on these events, maybe offer a ride or to get them a ticket.

Just a thought, seems to me life and community are richer when we look for opportunities to be inclusive.

-Anne White, Harrison Hot Springs

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

DOK seeks help stopping plant thieves

Suspicious behaviour should be reported to local RCMP

VIDEO: Car goes off Highway 1 and into a ditch in Chilliwack

Eastbound vehicle left the highway ending in the ditch on south side of Luckakuck Way

Emergency crews respond to ATV rollover near Harrison

ATV rolled over on or near Harrison East Forest Service Road near Harrison Hot Springs

Guilty verdict for one of two men in large illegal marijuana grow-operation in Chilliwack

Charges dismissed against property owner where 3,200 plants, 32 kgs of dried weed found in 2017

Cubs rescued, hunter fined after sow shot in Skagit Valley

Officers opt for fines, as hefty punishment could prevent hunter cooperation in future

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

These are the dog days of summer. How much do you know about dogs?

Semi and BMW collide on South Surrey highway

At least one person to hospital, both vehicles sustained significant damage

Police ramp up efforts to get impaired drivers off B.C. roads this summer

July is dedicated to the Summer CounterAttack Impaired Driving Campaign

Migrant workers stage multi-city action for full status amid COVID-19 risks

‘COVID-19 has exacerbated an existing crisis’

Okanagan school drops ‘Rebels’ sports team name, citing links with U.S. Civil War

Name and formerly-used images “fly in the face” of the district’s human rights policy, says board chair

PHOTOS: B.C.’s top doc picks up personalized Fluevog shoes, tours mural exhibition

Murals of Gratitude exhibit includes at least one portrait of Henry alongside paintings of health-care workers

Langley vigil demands justice for Ontario animal activist killed protesting slaughterhouse

More than two dozen people gathered at Britco Pork to remember Regan Russell, and fight Bill 156

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

Buffeted by invisible forces and just plain worn out, the United States of America celebrates its 244th birthday

Stop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, advocates say

There are provisions in Canada’s prostitution laws that make workers immune from prosecution, but not from arrest

Most Read